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Broward County Park Events September 2011

Broward County Park Events September 2011
Parks and Recreation Division ▪ 950 N.W. 38th St., Oakland Park, FL 33309
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July 21st, 2011 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Events,Families,Film,Fort Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Recreation,cooper city | Read More »

Drought, over 3,300 wildfires cause campfire ban on state lands

The Division of Forestry at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services enacted today a temporary statewide restriction prohibiting open campfires on all state lands due to extreme drought conditions and increasing wildfire threats. This temporary restriction against open campfires prohibits all fires placed openly on the ground until further notice or until the [...]

June 16th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Featured,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Recreation,Tallahassee | Read More »

SFWMD Issues a Burn Ban on Public Lands; campfires not allowed

To protect lives, property and the environment in severe drought conditions that have increased wildfire danger, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today issued an emergency order prohibiting building fires on certain District lands open for recreation. The order covers 13 of the District’s 16 counties. Polk, Osceola, and Orange counties are exempt from [...]

April 27th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fire/police,Latest news,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Davie opens new skateboard arena on Friday, Dec. 17


The Town of Davie will host the grand opening of its new skateboard area on Friday, December 17, 2010, at 6 p.m. The skateboard area is located at Pine Island Park, 3801 South Pine Island Road. The public is invited to attend and to use the facility. The Mayor, Councilmembers, and staff are all excited [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Featured,Local news,Recreation,Sports | Read More »

Pompano Chamber’s 28th Annual Golf Tournament Nov. 13


The Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce is holding its 28th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, November 13 at the Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course, 1101 N. Federal Highway. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on the Pines Course. The Scramble Format tournament is open to the public for a fun [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Pompano Beach,Recreation,Sports | Read More »

Fern Forest celebrates 25th anniversary on Nov 14


Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek will observe its 25th Anniversary – the park opened on November 17, 1985 – with a day of activities on Sunday, November 14. From 10 to 11 a.m. there will be a Wetland Critters family dip net activity, followed by a presentation from 11 a.m. to noon on [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Events,Families,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Sunday Nature Lecture Series at Fern Forest in Coconut Creek


Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek will offer a Sunday Nature Lecture Series, for all ages (3 and under free), on four Sundays in November and December. Lectures start at 2 p.m., last approximately one hour, and are followed by question-and-answer sessions. Live animals will be used to emphasize the lecture topic, but there [...]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Coconut Creek,Events,Families,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Water playground in Miramar closing temporarily

Miramar Aquatic Center Water Park

The water playground at the Miramar Regional Park Aquatic Center, 16801 Miramar Parkway, will close on November 1, 2010 for the winter season and will re-open on February 28, 2011. The main pool at the Miramar Regional Park Aquatic Center, which is heated, will remain open.  However, it will close temporarily for repairs starting November [...]

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Miramar,Recreation | Read More »

October events at Broward Parks


Friday, October 1 GUIDED NATURE WALK Helene Klein Pineland Preserve (Coconut Creek) For all ages 9 to 10:30 a.m. $3/person. Preregister for a guided nature walk at this 13-acre pineland/cypress swamp/marl prairie natural area in Coconut Creek. Site amenities include bicycle racks, boardwalk, covered overlook, information kiosk, interpretive signage, nature trails, picnic tables, and seating [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Liberty Park in Davie closing

The Town of Davie Liberty Park located at 13500 SW 8 Street  will be closed for site improvements beginning October 1, 2010.  Construction is scheduled to be completed by April of 2011.  Improvements to be constructed include perimeter fencing, a basketball court, a playground, one shelter with two picnic tables, one bike rack, three park [...]

September 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Latest news,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

More Gulf waters open for fishing after oil spill

Photo of oil spill courtesy of NASA. The spill could be one of the worst in history.

NOAA reopened 3,114 square miles of Gulf waters offshore of the western Florida panhandle to commercial and recreational fishing late last week. The reopening was announced after consultation with FDA and under a re-opening protocol agreed to by NOAA, the FDA, and the Gulf states. Trajectory models show the area is at a low risk [...]

September 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Latest news,Local news,Oil,Recreation | Read More »

Broward Parks & Rec. hosting public forum Sept. 1


WHAT: The Broward County Parks and Recreation Division invites the public to a Public Participation Forum at Brian Piccolo Park (9501 Sheridan St., Cooper City) on Wednesday, September 1, starting at 7 p.m. This free meeting is the public’s opportunity to provide suggestions, voice concerns, and ask questions about recreational needs in Broward County Parks. [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Broward parks reduce hours; closings on Tuesday, Wednesday

Easterlin Park

Effective today August 26, 2010, Broward County regional parks, nature centers, and natural areas will resume Tuesday and Wednesday closings* through September 30, 2010, due to Fiscal Year 2010 budget reductions. The following four County parks, however, will continue to be open daily: Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, 3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill; [...]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Families,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Parkland News Briefs

Administration News Parkland Obtains 2010 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant The City of Parkland City Commission on July 21, 2010 authorized the City to enter into an agreement with the State of Florida. Executive Office of the Governor and the Florida Energy and Climate Commission.  The grant, in the amount of $180,000, will allow [...]

July 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Parkland,Recreation | Read More »

Davie to rededicate renovated Bergeron Park in August

The Town of Davie will rededicate Bergeron Park located at 1900 South Nob Hill Road on August 14, 2010, at 10 a.m. In a joint venture, the Town and local businesses improved the park with new and upgraded amenities. In all, 80 % of the project’s funding came from local firms. The partnership between local [...]

July 21st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Summer camp slots still open in Coral Springs

School is out and summer is in full swing. There are plenty of opportunities to stay active this summer. From art classes to tennis lessons, the City offers something for every child to enjoy. For more details, visit www.CoralSprings.org/summerfun to view our Summer Fun Guide. Kamp Kool Slots are still available at the City’s summer [...]

June 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Families,Recreation | Read More »

Florida granted fishery failure determination

Governor Charlie Crist, continuing his commitment to recovery efforts in the Gulf of Mexico, announced that his request for a Fishery Failure Determination for Florida has been granted by the United States Department of Commerce. The Governor made the request yesterday, based on the growing impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on fishing communities [...]

June 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Federal Government,Local news,Recreation,Tallahassee | Read More »

Summer events in Fort Lauderdale


SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch Sunday, June 6 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Along the Riverwalk from Esplanade Park to Riverfront Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch! The SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch is an ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk. Listen to the soulful sounds of outstanding local [...]

June 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

NOAA expands fishing closed area in Gulf


NOAA has extended the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to include a large area of oil sheen patches crossing the eastern edge of the current boundary, as well as an area currently outside the southern boundary which a small portion of the sheen is moving toward. Closing fishing in these areas is [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Recreation | Read More »

Crist Announces Free Saltwater Fishing Weekends to encourage tourism

Governor Charlie Crist today announced two free fishing weekends to help draw visitors to the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine State. Both residents and nonresidents in Florida can fish for saltwater species around the state without a license during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, May 29 to May 31, and the weekend of June 5 [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Governor Crist Offers Guidelines for Reporting Oil Spill Impacts in Florida


Florida Governor Charlie Crist today encouraged residents and visitor to report evidence of oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident along the state’s shores by calling the State Warning Point at 1-877-2-SAVE-FL (1-877-272-8335), or by dialing #DEP from a cell phone. Impacts reported to the State Warning Point will be investigated by reconnaissance teams of trained [...]

May 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Fort Lauderdale,Port Everglades,Recreation,Tallahassee | Read More »

Davie dedicates open space to protect burrowing owls

Davie Vice Mayor Susan Starkey looks on as the children inspect the completed artificial burrow.

Recently, the Davie Town Council dedicated the open space at SW 26 Street and Flamingo Road for the purpose of preserving and protecting burrowing owls. This decision was based upon the efforts of Davie Vice Mayor Susan Starkey who worked tirelessly and passionately on behalf of our feathery friends. The park is one of the [...]

May 17th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Davie,Families,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Tips for Inexpensive Outdoor Entertaining

Try color coordinating bowls, plates and cups.

(NewsUSA) – Celebrate the warmer days by hosting an outdoor summertime party or barbecue. It’s easy to add pizzazz to an outdoor party and stay on budget, with accessories and color. Here are some inexpensive ways to add character to your outdoor get-togethers:

May 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Recreation,Taste Broward | Read More »

No means no! Stop the oil madness and take action today!

Do you want Broward's beaches to look like this? Photo from Mirror.co.uk.

So when does the word “no” not mean no? In rape cases, when the victim says “no” then no means no. Just as this is upheld in the court of law, so should the current moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling along the Florida coastline be upheld. It is clear that even if the Florida [...]

May 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Everglades,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,National politics,Recreation,Tallahassee | Read More »

Sunview Park in Ft. Lauderdale closed by fire damage

Sunview Park (1500 S.W. 42nd Ave.) in Fort Lauderdale has closed its community center due to fire damage. No one was hurt when the fire occurred earlier this morning. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, and the community center will be closed until further notice. Starting on Monday, April 12,

April 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

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